Education is about independent thinking, observation, study, and proper behaviour. It should also be non-discriminatory and guaranteed for everyone, while teaching methods and educational content should adapt to differing students and diverse personalities.
This can lead to the creation of fulfilling lives, happy families, harmonious societies, prosperous nations, and a peaceful world. Education can enable us to attain truth, virtue, beauty, wisdom, and genuine eternal happiness.
In line with our education philosophy, we seek to remain relevant to changing times, and to cultivate values of filial piety, wisdom, and compassion for the personal development of society.
The Mak Academy logo represents our brand and our promise to our stakeholders. It reflects our identity and aspirations.
Our history, work, and our educational philosophy shape our identity. Firstly, reflecting our family history, Mak (麥) means wheat, nourishing us and helps us grow strong and healthy. Secondly, books, essential in education, enable us to cultivate, generate, and enjoy merit. Thirdly, our educational philosophy is to remain relevant to changing times, and to cultivate values of filial piety, wisdom, and compassion for the personal development of society. Our belief for growth through wholesome and relevant education with good values for society shapes our identity.
Our colour themes and shield reflect our aspirations. Like spring growth, nature’s cool colours make us feel renewed, soothed, and calm. These hues provide a sense of depth as well as comfort. Green symbolise nature, growth, and sustainability, reflecting our belief in sustainable growth for society, economy, and environment through education. A protective shield reflects our belief in providing a conducive environment for people to grow through education. We aspire to contribute towards sustainable growth for society, economy, and environment through education with youthful determination. These values are reflected in our tagline “Let’s grow together”.
21 April 1931
Ventured into real estate development and hardware distribution.
1 January 1932
Completion of development of ancestral home and business centre at the heart of Malacca City. Hardware distribution business was named “Chop Kwong Leong Hoe”, led by Mak Koon Yong, member of second generation of Mak family.
1 January 2008
Ancestral home and business centre became a heritage building within Melaka, a historic city of the Straits of Malacca and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1 January 2009
Ancestral home and business centre was acquired by Mak Hing Kwai, fourth son of Mak Koon Yong.
7 April 2020
Mak Academy was officially established as a business training and consultancy institution by Mak Kum Shi, son of Mak Hing Kwai.